145 W. 30th St., 11th Floor, New York NY 10001 - T: 212.807.0981
  • Chapman Architects

    • Margaret Chapman, Principal

    Chapman Architects is an award winning firm specializing in commercial and residential architecture and interior design. Our projects have been located in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. The work has included façade renovation, conversion of loft buildings to residential, apartments, lofts and single family houses.

    Chapman Architects have designed a number of corporate offices and retail stores. Our restaurants have included New York Burger, Chinoiserie, Tamarind, Pondicherry and Dawat in New York City, and Café Spice in New York and Philadelphia. We also designed three Elixir Juice Bars, an I.D. Magazine 2000 award winner.

    Margaret Chapman, Principal of Chapman Architects, has been a licensed Architect in New York State since 1985. She received her architectural training at Yale University. Margaret Chapman founded her own firm in 1992. While having a firmly modernist slant on design, the firm prides itself on listening to their clients and developing a design for each project in unison with the client.

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    The Tamarind restaurant and adjacent tearoom occupy 5000 sqauare feet and seat 150 people. The layout is inspired by a streetscape in an Indian town. It’s clean and contemporary, the material palette pale and warm, creating a serene, calm atmosphere. Custom silk light fixtures infuse a soft glow and antique artifacts and textiles serve as authentic touches of colorful India.

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    The client, a dealer of photographs, requested a zen feeling for her loft. We achieved this with natural colors and simple clean architectural elements. At 100 feet long and 25feet wide the space also needed something to moderate its proportions.

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    A combination of two apartments end to end in a post war New York apartment building creating an open flowing space and display for the owner’s collection of objects from around the world.

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    The kitchen is the heart of this 2000 square foot Soho loft designed for a professional chef. Cooking demonstrations are held in this large kitchen. The smaller kitchen, located in a post war apartment needed to be opened up to the rest of the space.

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    Just for Tykes is a children’s store in Soho. We were asked to create an environment that would hold the interest of their under four clientele while showcasing the merchandise to their parents.

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    Medical library for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the project was done with Davis, Brody, Bond. It was published in Progressive Architecture magazine.

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    Rental office for luxury apartments in Chelsea.

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    The sun-bleached natural materials of French Colonialism in India were the inspiration for the design of Pondicherry. The curtained windows wall between the Dining room and Lounge created an illusion of airiness despite its cellar location.

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    With two locations in downtown Manhattan, New York Burger is poised to expand to a broader market. The mid twentieth century fabrics and furniture is a subtle reminder of a more wholesome era. The strong red pulls customers in from the sidewalk.

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    Twelve thousand square feet in a Boston suburb included an indoor swimming pool.

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    Elixir, with three locations in Manhattan, is a health oriented juice bar and new age apothecary. We won an ID magazine design award in 2000 for this project.

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    The challenge here was to lure people down from the street to a place that they could not see. We accomplished this here with a bold entrance “gate” and a dramatically lit stair leading down. Chinoiserie serves a fusion of French and Chinese cuisine. This mix inspired the color palette.

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    A young investor with a prize view of Central Park wanted this apartment renovated and furnished with a view to maximize his investment.

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    We designed the bathrooms and kitchens in the conversions of this manufacturing building in Williamsburg for the Kay Organization.

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    The corporate headquarters for Lotus in Cambridge, MA. The project was done with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates.

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    This house was built for a developer on a wooded lot on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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    Entrance lobby for a conversion from factory to offices in the expanding Jersey City commercial market. The design showcased architectural elements of the old building in a polished environment.

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    The intense colors used at Café Spice are drawn from the saturated colors of an Indian Spice Market. The bistro setting however is fully western. The restaurant seats seventy people on University place in New York and one hundred thirty on South Second Street in Philadelphia.

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    Cahaya is a resort community in the jungle outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is one of 12 model homes designed by architects from around the world. The design is inspired by the hot rainy climate and the abundance of wonderful local timber.

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    Facade renovation of the lower three floors at Fifth Avenue and Fourteenth Street.

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    Tango has a long history in Brooklyn Heights selling high-end clothing to women. It needed a renovation that would appeal to younger women without alienating its established clientele.

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    Arthur’s provides specialty printing and sells associated products from its Greenwich village location. Our client’s emphasis was on the shopping experience.

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    The intense colors used at Café Spice are drawn from the saturated colors of an Indian Spice Market. The bistro setting however is fully western. The restaurant seats seventy people on University place in New York and one hundred thirty on South Second Street in Philadelphia.